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THE EARLY-CLOSING MOVEMENT.

The Kev. A. North, of Hanover street Baptist Church, referred to the above movement during the course of his remarks yesterday evening. While some people might argue that it was beneath the dignity of the pulpit to refer to such a matter, he (the speaker) wished altogether to differ from such an opinion. He proceeded to point out the disadvantages of those who were compelled to remain at business until the body and mind were completely wearied out, the only gratification being retirement to rest, or some giddy and exciting amusement. If those who had the opportunity of leaving business at such an hour as would permit of their having their evenings to enjoy the benefit of a refreshing walk, gardening, studying, or other useful occupations, would only try and remember their fellow men and women, and make their purchases previous to six o'clock, they would be conferring an inestimable benefit. He earnestly appealed to his hearers to give the present movement their hearty and united support. Prior to the sermon at St. Andrew's Church last night, the Rev. R. Waddell

referred to the effort being made to close the shops at an early hour. He pointed out that the success of the movement depended upon the purchasing public, and asked them to pledge themselves not to shop after 6 p.m. This was an opportunity given them of doing unto others as they would be done by, and of showing that the principles of the Gospel had laid hold of them.

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THE EARLY-CLOSING MOVEMENT., Evening Star, Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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THE EARLY-CLOSING MOVEMENT. Evening Star, Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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